80+ Best Intimacy Quotes

Last Updated on July 17, 2020 by Scott M. Thomas

Some people think intimacy is not so important in a relationship. But this is not true. Having sex or a good intimate moment with your partner helps you to release stress. Intimacy is a great way to know each other as well as restore your energy and of course to forget about your long day. Specialists say people who have regular sex respond faster than people who don’t. In order for the optimal health benefits, having an intimate moment keeps the health benefits at their maximum, and the levels of oxytocin, estrogen, and testosterone consistently flowing. Having that time together shows each other that they are committed and you are in love with each other.  Here are some best intimacy quotes we have collected only for you. Enjoy!

“Love is a serious mental illness” – Plato

“If you age with somebody, you go through so many roles – you’re lovers, friends, enemies, colleagues, strangers; you’re brother and sister. That’s what intimacy is if you’re with your soulmate” – Cate Blanchett

“Intimacy is being seen and known as the person you truly are” – Amy Bloom

“If fear is the great enemy of intimacy, love is its true friend” – Henri Nouwen

“Real intimacy is only possible to the degree that we can be honest about what we are doing and feeling” – Joyce Brothers

“They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered” – Scott Fitzgerald

“My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return” – Maya Angelou

“Passion is the quickest to develop, and the quickest to fade. Intimacy develops more slowly, and commitment more gradually still” – Robert Sternberg

“Intimacy doesn’t have all that much to do with back seats of cars. Real intimacy is brushing your teeth together” – Gabrielle Zevin

“I wonder if this is how people always get close: They heal each other’s wounds; they repair the broken skin” – Laren Oliver

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“It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy;—it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others” – Jane Austen

“Those who have never known the deep intimacy and the intense companionship of mutual love have missed the best thing that life has to give” – Bertrand Russell

“Love is a friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing, and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses” – Ann Landers

“The need for love and intimacy is a fundamental human need, as primal as the need for food, water, and air” – Dean Ornish

“The words ‘I Love You’ kill, and resurrect millions, in less than a second” – Aberjhani

“Love is beyond sex and physical touch. Love is kind words, a reassuring smile, one that is not jealous and keeps a record of wrongdoings. Love is knowing without a shadow of a doubt that you will always be there for that person and they will always be there for you” – Anonymous

“It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being” – John Joseph Powell

“I loved you so much once. I did. More than anything in the whole wide world. Imagine that. What a laugh that is now. Can you believe it? We were so intimate once upon a time I can’t believe it now. The memory of being that intimate with somebody. We were so intimate I could puke. I can’t imagine ever being that intimate with somebody else. I haven’t been” – Raymond Carver

“He showed me his scars, and in return he let me pretend that I had none” – Madeline Miller

“there’s nothing more intimate in life than simply being understood. And understanding someone else” – Brad Meltzer

“True love is not a hide and seeks game: in true love, both lovers seek each other” – Michael Bassey Johnson

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“The opposite of Loneliness is not Togetherness, It’s Intimacy” – Richard Bach

“A woman’s highest calling is to lead a man to his soul, so as to unite him with Source. Her lowest calling is to seduce, separating man from his soul and leave him aimlessly wandering. A man’s highest calling is to protect women, so she is free to walk the earth unharmed. Man’s lowest calling is to ambush and force his way into the life of a woman” Cherokee Proverb

“In every friendship, hearts grow and entwine themselves together so that the two hearts seem to make only one heart with only a common thought. That is why separation is so painful; it is not so much two hearts separating, but one being torn asunder” – Fulton J. Sheen

“Real intimacy is a sacred experience. It never exposes its secret trust and belonging to the voyeuristic eye of a neon culture. Real intimacy is of the soul, and the soul is reserved” – John O’Donohue

“See, don’t just look. Your partner is so much more than their appearance. It’s how kind their heart is, how lovely they smile, how much they care and have compassion, how generous and giving they are which becomes much more attractive” – Suzan Battah

“Jason once told me that eye contact is the most intimacy two people can have – forget sex – because the optic nerve is technically an extension of the brain, and when two people look into each other’s eyes, it’s brain-to-brain” – Douglas Coupland

“It was the wildness of it that got me going: the primal lust, the sheer needs of two people in heat, quickly finding ways to express their sacred hunger to each other in animal passion” – Fiona Thrust

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“If fear is the great enemy of intimacy, love is its true friend” – Henri Nouwen

“If you age with somebody, you go through so many roles – you’re lovers, friends, enemies, colleagues, strangers; you’re brother and sister. That’s what intimacy is if you’re with your soulmate” – Cate Blanchett

“Intimacy is not purely physical. It’s the act of connecting with someone so deeply; you feel like you can see into their soul” – Reshall Varsos

“Two people making love, she once said, is like one drowned person resuscitating the other” – Anatole Broyard

“There are people one knows and people one doesn’t. One shouldn’t cheapen the former by feigning intimacy with the latter” – Tony Horwitz

“Being apart was wrong. Simply lying side by side did more for a relationship than words. A warm bed, a nest of animal intimacy. Words could be misunderstood, whereas loving companionship bred trust” – Michel Faber

“It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being” – John Joseph Powell

“I wonder if this is how people always get close: They heal each other’s wounds; they repair the broken skin” – Lauren Oliver

“Most people are slow to champion love because they fear the transformation it brings into their lives. And make no mistake about it: love does take over and transform the schemes and operations of our egos in a very mighty way” – Aberjhani

“The deepest moments of intimacy occur when you’re not talking” – Patricia Love

“Can the purpose of a relationship be to trigger our wounds? In a way, yes, because that is how healing happens; darkness must be exposed before it can be transformed. The purpose of an intimate relationship is not that it be a place where we can hide from our weaknesses, but rather where we can safely let them go. It takes strength of character to truly delve into the mystery of an intimate relationship because it takes the strength to endure a kind of psychic surgery, an emotional and psychological, and even spiritual initiation into the higher Self. Only then can we know an enchantment that lasts” – Marianne Williamson

“They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Love is like breathing. You take it in and let it out” – Wally Lamb

“Intimacy is a totally different dimension. It is allowing the other to come into you, to see you as you see yourself” – Osho

“Intimacy is not something that just happens between two people; it is a way of being alive. At every moment, we are choosing either to reveal ourselves or to protect ourselves, to value ourselves, or to diminish ourselves, to tell the truth, or to hide. To dive into life or to avoid it. Intimacy is making the choice to be connected to, rather than isolated from, our deepest truth at that moment” – Geneen Roth

“It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy—it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others” – Jane Austen

“If you love a person and live the whole life with him or with her, a great intimacy will grow and love will have deeper and deeper revelations to make to you. It is not possible if you go on changing partners very often. It is as if you go on changing a tree from one place to another, then another; then it never grows roots anywhere. To grow roots, a tree needs to remain in one place. Then it goes deeper; then it becomes stronger. Intimacy is good, and to remain in one commitment is beautiful, but the basic necessity is love. If a tree is rooted in a place where there are only rocks and they are killing the tree, then it is better to remove it. Then don’t insist that it should remain in one place. Remain true to life – remove the tree, because now it is going against life” – Osho

“My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return” – Maya Angelou

“Love is a friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing, and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses” – Ann Landers

“To grow in our ability to love ourselves we need to receive love as well” – John Gray

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“The real heroes anyway aren’t the people doing things; the real heroes are the people NOTICING things, paying attention” – John Green

“True intimacy is a human constant. People of all types find it equally hard to achieve, equally precious to hold. Age, education, social status, make little difference here; even genius does not presuppose the talent to reveal one’s self completely and completely absorb one’s self in another personality. Intimacy is to love what concentration is to work: a simultaneous drawing together to attention and release of energy” – Robert Grudin

“It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being” – John Joseph Powell

“Anyone who is in love is making love the whole time, even when they’re not. When two bodies meet, it is just the cup overflowing. They can stay together for hours, even days. They begin the dance one day and finish it the next, or-such is the pleasure they experience-they may never finish it. No eleven minutes for them” – Paulo Coelho

“I taste him, and I realize I have been starving” – Jodi Picoult

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“The trick is to find the balance between the bright colors of humor and the serious issues of identity, self-loathing, and the possibility for intimacy and love when it seems no longer possible or, sadder yet, no longer necessary” – Wendy Wasserstein

“Passion is the quickest to develop, and the quickest to fade. Intimacy develops more slowly, and commitment more gradually still” – Robert Sternberg

“The married are those who have taken the terrible risk of intimacy and, having taken it, know life without intimacy to be impossible” – Carolyn Heilbrun

“Intimacy requires courage because the risk is inescapable. We cannot know at the outset how the relationship will affect us” – Rollo May

“I feel like we’re all here on this planet, and intimacy is important. I can’t bear small talk. It’s awful. I want to get beyond that thing of discussing how the weather is a bit better today than it was yesterday, and how this is a nice restaurant. I want to get to what are the problems, what’s really going on. Are you in love? Are you in a lot of pain? What’s really going on in your life? I’m interested in that area, whether it’s on stage or in real life” – Thomas Moore

“This is intimacy: the trading of stories in the dark” – Elizabeth Gilbert

“The highest form of love is the love that allows for intimacy without the annihilation of difference” – Parker J. Palmer

“Many people are desperate to find a soul mate, someone who responds to their deep image of love and intimacy.  They go to great lengths to meet people, and they spend considerable time feeling achingly deprived of the joys of intimacy they imagine.  Their attitude is summed up in the frequent lament: When am I going to find the person who is right for me?  This approach to love seems to reflect the narcissism of the times.  When am I going to get what I need for my growth and my satisfaction? An alternative would be to give all that attention either to one’s own life – developing one’s talents, educating oneself in culture, and simply becoming an interesting person – or to a needy society.  This crafting of life is a positive way of preparing oneself for intimacy” – Thomas Moore

“Physical intimacy isn’t and can never be an effective substitute for emotional intimacy”  John Green

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“My whole working philosophy is that the only stable happiness for mankind is that it shall live married in the blessed union to woman-kind – intimacy, physical and psychical between a man and his wife. I wish to add that my state of bliss is by no means perfect” – D. H. Lawrence

“Perhaps my problem in marriage – and it is the problem of many women – was to want both intimacy and independence. It is a difficult line to walk, yet both needs are important to a marriage” – Hedy Lamarr

“When I attained a certain advanced intimacy with a man, and I don’t just mean sex, I married him” – Hedy Lamarr

“Men may feel just disempowered by intimacy, by being close to a woman, and also by feeling the tender feelings that they’re ashamed of” – Gloria Steinem

“The intention and outcome of vulnerability are trust, intimacy, and connection. The outcome of oversharing is distrust, disconnection – and usually a little judgment” – Brene Brow

“For a dinner date, I eat light all day to save room, then I go all in: I choose this meal and this order, and I choose you, the person across from me, to share it with. There’s a beautiful intimacy in a meal like that” – Anthony Bourdain

“Because that’s what intimacy is: It’s a willingness to be vulnerable, a willingness to bite my tongue and a willingness to set an example of what I believe in” – Diane Lane

“I don’t have any fear of intimacy, but rather thrive on it, which is rare in a public person” – Jack Nicholson

“Prenups are so unromantic – a sign of distrust, not love. Time for a reality check, my friends. First, drawing up a prenuptial agreement together is a sign of incredible trust and financial openness – you’re fooling yourself if you think you can achieve complete intimacy without it” Suze Orman

“A hostility to modernity is shared by ideologies that have nothing else in common – nostalgia for moral clarity, small-town intimacy, family values, primitive communism, ecological sustainability, communitarian solidarity, or harmonies with the rhythms of nature” – Steven Pinker

“The only thing I have never known is true intimacy with a man. I absolutely wanted to discover that before dying” – Jane Fonda

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“My friends tell me I have an intimacy problem. But they don’t really know me” – Garry Shandling

“Life is cold. People stay warm through the intimacy of a story” – James Altucher

“It was all about music, about getting your friends to come and see you play. I don’t see that same intimacy happening very much today” – Layne Staley

“I have been driven by romance my whole life because I crave the intimacy that comes with that” – Yolanda Hadid

“Among men, sex sometimes results in intimacy; among women, intimacy sometimes results in sex” – Barbara Cartland

“I’m certain that most couples expect to find intimacy in marriage, but it somehow eludes them” – James Dobson

“That’s one of the great lies of intimacy, to pretend you know everything – you cannot. No matter how close you’ve been, over however many years, there remain secrets. I think we all know that – that you don’t tell everybody everything” – Siri Hustvedt

“Intimacy comes from being yourself on the stage and making the audience feel, without trying, that you’re sittin’ down there with ’em, playing, and that can happen in a big hall if you have a good audience that wants to listen” – Doc Watson

“Globalisation has obliterated distance, not just physically but also, most dangerously, mentally. It creates the illusion of intimacy when, in fact, the mental distances have changed little. It has concertinaed the world without engendering the necessary respect, recognition, and tolerance that must accompany it” – Martin Jacques

“When you’re writing, you think: How does intimacy happen at work? You don’t know who your reader is, woman, man, child, black person, Asian, who knows?” – Claudia Rankine

“Intimacy is a wonderful thing. It’s frustrating that growing up I thought it was wrong. It isn’t. Exploring your sexuality is important when you’re growing up” – Amanda Seyfried

“In my fiction, I pursue this idea of intimacy, but also – philosophically, politically – I just feel like that’s an interesting question for me. How much can we share with other people? I’m not interested in human individuality; I don’t even know what that means” – Sally Rooney

“Interreligious dialogue is extremely important for religious people as well as secular people or non-believers. They should participate, and they should be encouraged to have interreligious dialogue because the dialogue is a channel or an instrument to promote intimacy between individual” – Lobsang Tenzin

“Our culture is so celebrity-obsessed that for individuals to show they matter, they need to display their intimacy to fame” – Susan Isaacs

“River’ is all about tension and release. It’s about intimacy and solace. It’s about staring someone in the face and not backing down” – Bishop Briggs

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“Real connection and intimacy is like a meal, not a sugar fix” – Kristin Armstrong

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